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The Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood Area Sights

The Dalles Lock and Dam

  • 3545 Bret Clodfelter Way
  • The Dalles
  • Dam

Updated 10/16/2014

Fodor's Review

At this hydroelectric dam 50 miles east of the Bonneville Dam, you can tour a visitor center, which is located on the Oregon side of the river at Seufert Park, with surprisingly even-handed exhibits presenting differing perspectives on the Columbia River dams, with input from farmers, utility companies, environmentalists, and indigenous tribes. There's also a surreal live feed of salmon and sturgeon scaling the fish ladder. Call ahead for the guided tours, which include

the powerhouse and fish ladder, offered most weekends. Photo ID required.

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Sight Information


3545 Bret Clodfelter Way, 2 miles east of The Dalles, off I-84, Exit 87 or Exit 88, The Dalles, Oregon, 97058, United States



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Generally late May–early Sept.; hrs. vary, so call first

Updated 10/16/2014


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